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Making the grade: a practitioner's role in student selection
  1. John Head

    John Head qualified from the Royal Veterinary College on a Friday in 1972 and started work in the family practice the following Monday. He is now a partner in that same mixed practice in Helston, Cornwall. He is a past-president of the Cornwall Veterinary Association and has been a member of both the SPVS and BVA councils.


THE involvement of practitioners in interviewing candidates applying to the veterinary schools has, over the past decade or so, become an accepted part of the procedure for entering the veterinary profession. But what is required of those practitioners who give up their time to sit on interview panels, and what do they get out of the process? Here, the tables are turned on John Head, who answers some questions – and poses a few more.

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